How To Use The Cricut Machine [Step By Step Guide]

Have you bought your latest Cricut machine and are wondering about what you do now? If yes, you are at the right place. You must keep scrolling and learning all the necessary information about the Cricut machine. This blog will teach you how to use the Cricut machine very simply.

Cricut machine is essential equipment for crafters. Without it, the crafter doesn’t make an amazing design. After buying the machine, you need to know how to install, set up, and use it. In the next section, you will learn the installation process of the Cricut machine.

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How to Install the Cricut Machine?

So, finally, you get your dream Cricut machine and want to know how to use the Cricut machine. Before learning the process of use, you need to know how to install the Cricut machine. You need to pre-decide where you have to place the Cricut machine. And after deciding on the location, you must follow the steps that we will provide you. Here are the steps:

Read setup windows

  1. First and foremost, take the packed box to the location.
  1. Now, you must remove the box and all the tape from the Cricut machine.
  2. And connect all the wires and cables to the device and its ports.
  3. Press the switch button to open the machine.
  1. Go to the Cricut Design Space softer and then use the username and password to sign in.
  2. Click on the Make It option to begin the process of making the projects.
  3. Choose the Smart Set Dial.
  4. Now, place the cutting mat in the Cricut machine.
  1. Hit the button and begin the machine to start doing designs.
  2. Finally, take your mat out of the Cricut machine and check whether your project is properly designed or not.

Types Of Materials You Can Use With Cricut Machine

There are various types of materials and tools you have to be with yourself while making the projects. Here are some of the materials:

  • Iron-On Vinyl
  • Removable Vinyl
  • Butcher Paper
  • Aluminum Foil
  • Faux Leather
  • Glitter Cardstock
  • Magnetic Sheet
  • Cardstock
  • Craft Foam
  • Washi Tape
  • Chalkboard Vinyl

How to Download and Install the Cricut Design Space?

If you want to make impressive designs with your Cricut machine, then you have to download and install Design Space. Design Space has 100+ fonts, images, and a ready-to-make project that you can use to make your design very unique. If you have the Windows operating system, follow the steps below to install it. Here are the steps:

  1. First, you must go to the web browser and enter Now, click on the search button.
  1. On the opened page, click on the download button. Now, your screen will change and show the downloading progress.
  2. Once the downloading process is completed, double-click on it or go to the download folder and open it.
  1. If it asks you to trust the application, choose the option trust.
  2. Now, the screen will change, and the installation progress will be displayed.
  3. Type the Cricut username and password to sign in to the Design Space.
  1. An ion of Cricut Design Space is added to the desktop screen. You have to right-click on the icon and move it to the Taskbar or Pint to the Taskbar.
  2. Finally, Design Space is ready to use.

How To Use Cricut Machine With Design Space?

This section is the most important section of this blog. In this section, you will learn the process of using the Cricut machine to make amazing projects. Below are the steps:

  1. First and foremost, place the printable photos into the project. Now, go to the Cricut Design Space and click on the Make It button.
  2. Your photo will be added to the cut marking sensor. After that, select Continue to proceed forward to the cut interaction.
  1. Select the device from the drop-down menu. Now, choose the send option to move to the Print and Cut dialog.
  1. The image will automatically leave the whiteboards when the cut operation is completed.
  2. Now, use the printer to start printing the image; you need to locate the paper in the Cricut cutting mat and set it in the device.
  1. Finally, your design is complete through sensor marking.

Kinds of Projects You Can Make with Cricut Machine

There are various types of projects that you can make with the Cricut machine to impress your customer. Below are some of the common projects that you can make. Here are the names of the projects you can make while learning how to use the Cricut machine.

  • Party decorations and paper banners
  • Handmade greeting cards
  • Address invitations and envelopes
  • Custom painted wooden sign
  • Monograms for a cup, mug, or tumbler
  • Stencils for glass etching
  • Iron-on t-shirts and onesies
  • Leather bracelets and earrings
  • Custom stickers